Each year, more than 660,000 nationwide per year and
400,000 per day are temporarily removed from their parents' care
for reasons ranging from neglect and abandonment to abuse.
Nationally, there are less than half of the
necessary foster families to care for them.
For most of us, it's not news that there is a foster care crisis in
the United States. Why then is it news that we have a personal
responsibility to care for these children?
The Bible tells us that we must care for the least, the last and
the lost in our midst. But for too long, we have left the
responsibility of caring for these children to a state system that,
by itself, is unable to provide them with the long-term love
and stability they need.
FaithBridge Foster Care believes that the foster care crisis
presents the opportunity for a new type of community -- one that
recognizes our responsibility to act in the face of this troubling
strategy engages the local church to create independent foster
care ministries, providing homes to children and necessary support
and resources to Christian foster families. We achieve this
through a unique
model we call the Community of CareSM.